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Handsome Harry (2009)

R | | Drama | 6 December 2010 (USA)
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An ex-Navy man carrying out the last wish of a dying shipmate renews contact with old friends to break the code of silence around a mysterious, long-buried crime.

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Harry Sweeney
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Thomas Kelley
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Judy Rheems
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Prof. Porter
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Peter Rheems
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David Kagan
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Gebhardt
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Muriel
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Kelley's Wife
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Pauley
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Kelley's Daughter
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Bobby Sweeney
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Sam
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Mrs. Schroeder
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They call him "Handsome" Harry Sweeney. At 52, the Vietnam veteran has kept his rugged good looks. Everyone likes Harry, an electrician by trade who loves to sing but for some reason he never lets anyone get too close. He's been divorced for a long time, has a son whom he rarely sees, and, although he's engaged in a long-term flirtation with the waitress at the diner, seems destined to remain alone. One day, Harry gets a call from a former Navy buddy, Tom Kelly, whom he hasn't seen in some thirty years. On his deathbed and terrified of going to Hell, Kelly convinces Harry to seek forgiveness on his behalf from a comrade they betrayed long ago, David Kagan. At first, Harry wants nothing to do with Kelly, Kagan or the remnants of his murky past. But guilt and memories have a mysterious grasp on Harry, and he finally relents, driving down the East Coast to call on his old comrades. As he confronts the three other men involved in a long-ago crime, he observes how each man has dealt with ... Written by Worldview Entertainment

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Can we ever change the past?

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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6 December 2010 (USA)  »

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Sármos Harry  »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,562, 18 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,878, 25 April 2010
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William Porter, a university professor of philosophy, mispronounces the name of Anaxagoras, a major early Greek philosopher and astronomer. See more »

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Thanks to "Lewis Cole May 25, 1946 - October 10, 2008." Dr. Cole was professor and chair at Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program. He died of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly called, "Lou Gehrig's disease") at age 62. He was highly influential in film and made a profound impact on his students. He was survived by his wife, Valerie, children, and grandchildren. See more »

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Don't waste your time
22 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

I am a big fan of Steve Buscemi so I expected a lot out of this film, boy was I wrong, like the other reviewer I agree this felt like watching an episode of Matlock, only an episode of Matlock would probably be more entertaining. Characters were very dry and without any depth or believable emotion, like they could care less about their lines or the movie as a whole and that transfers to the viewers interest in watching it. I am not going to drone on and on as some do and I have never reviewed another title but this film I felt has a very deceiving rating and I hope this review and the other gentlemen's that also gave us an honest opinion are helpful in curving others from wasting their time on this piece of garbage. I would also like to say I am not sure what magazine that other reviewer stole that over worded tripe to explain what they saw, but if they in fact sat there and wrote with such passion for this crap they obviously need some real entertainment to use as a marker.


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